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    Launch of  KILLARNEYS "ULTIMATE" HIGH PEAKS CHALLENGE 2016

 

Our 2nd exciting and hugely spectacular mountain challenge event has just been launched.
Have you got what it takes??

 

With Kerry being without doubt the Adventure Capital of Ireland, this is the pinnacle of all mountain adventures and it will take place in some of the most dramatic mountain scenery Ireland has to offer. Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is an exhilarating and truly unique event in which participants will self navigate along a pre planned marshalled route across the highest mountain range in the country – The magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.


             


Adventure enthusiasts will trek over 25 km of stunning, wild, rugged mountain terrain ticking off many of Ireland’s highest summits with a total height gain of over 2500 meters.

This is not a race but a challenge event where participants will test their personal navigational skills, fitness determination and stamina.

The Killarney Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is organised and run by Mountain enthusiasts FOR Mountain enthusiasts.
Piaras & Catherine Kelly of KerryClimbing.ie are delighted to be involved in the organising and running of this exciting event and with a vast knowledge of the Kerry Mountains and surrounds they bring an exceptional amount of skills and experience in the organising of this unique event.

We at KerryClimbing are one of the leading guiding and Mountain adventure activity providers in the South West with extensive experience and knowledge of running safety and rescue back up for a variety of mountain eventsand challenges.

Cronin’s Yard has long been used as the traditional start point for ascents of Ireland’s highest Mountains. Situated at the entrance to the awe inspiring Hag’s Glen it is the gateway to the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and an ideal location for the start and finish of this event which will culminate in a fitting after party to celebrate.

The grand finale to this exhausting but memorable mountain challenge will culminate with a vibrant and well deserved after party and barbeque in Cronin’s Yard. First of all is the presentation of your unique medal to mark your participation in this sensational and hugely rewarding day of Ultimate High Peaks Adventures and then for the grub……yuummmmmmm!!!

Here you can finally kick back and enjoy a delicious array of freshly prepared salads, delectable cooked meats and home baked breads, succulent homemade burgers including a sizzling “pig on a spit” all served by award winning event caterers and chefs and washed down perhaps with a few nice cold beers from the “High Peaks” bar. Enjoy a drink on us as we toast to one truly amazing day!

If you’ve any ounce of energy left you might be tempted to take to the floor and dance a jig or two but after such a long tiring day on your feet no one can blame you if you’d much prefer to just chill & relax and soak in the electric atmosphere and sounds of the exciting local traditional Irish music trio – “Lonradh” with the stars twinkling above and surrounded by the silhouetted majestic peaks you now know so well.


 

The date is July 9th and registration is now open but numbers are strickly limited so don't delay!!!

CLICK HERE TO BE BROUGHT TO THE EVENT WEB-SITE


 



 


 

KERRYCLIMBING AWARDED 2014 & 2015 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE BY TRIP ADVISOR!!!!




 

We were absolutely delighted to receive this award.  We are very grateful to all of our clients that took the time out to write a review on their experience with us.  Click on the Certificate to have a look at what our previous clients have thought!  

                   


 

INTRODUCING OUR MOUNTAIN PROFICIANCY COURSE


This instructional climb is aimed at the more regular hill-walker who would like to step it up a gear and bring it to the next level. Perhaps you are training or preparing for other upcoming adventures or climbs such as Kilimanjaro etc and if so then this is the perfect trek for you!!!  

 

Subjects covered during this ascent:

 * Night Navigation/Map reading

 * Night safety/Additional hazards

 * Equipment and Emergency procedures

 * Nutrition

 * Group assessment and dealing with fatigue

 * Scrambling/Movement on steep ground


THIS COURSE INVOLVES A NIGHT TIME ASCENT OF CORRÁN TUATHAIL BY BROTHER O' SHEAS GULLY, SUMMITING AS THE SUN BEGINS TO RISE AND TAKING IN THE FIRST OF THE DAYS RAYS ON THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE LAND!!!

We will then continue this challenging, instructional and hugely fulfilling day by traversing the entire length of the Eastern Reeks taking in the super classic “Cnoc na Péiste ridge”, to finish at Kate Kearney’s cottage in the Gap of Dunloe and in the process taking in 7 summits over 800meters in height!!!

These include : Corrán Tuathail - 1040mtrs, Cnoc Toinne- 845mtrs, Cnoc an Chuillin – 958mtrs, Maolán Buí – 973mtrs, Cnoc na Péiste – 988mtrs and Cruach Mhór – 932mtrs
What a truly invigorating and memorable way to experience Ireland’s highest mountains, the magnificent MacGillycuddy's Reeks
Previous hillwalking and scrambling experience essential.
Headtorches can be provided.


 





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We run 2 day,1 day and evening (4hr) courses.  These courses are suitable for beginners wanting to take their first steps in becoming a competent rock climber, novices wanting to further their skills and for groups of friends just looking to try something different!!!


 

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KerryClimbing are delighted to announce Alpine Sports as our Official Gear Supply Partner....
 

Check out their great website by clicking on the logo.
 




KerryClimbing clients can avail of a discount of 15% off gear and equipment from Alpine Sports !!!!
 

 

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